Adjournment: Victorian Music Library

27/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My adjournment matter is for the Minister for the Arts. The Victorian Music Library (VML) is a not-for-profit music resource centre managed by volunteers to preserve and provide a collection of sheet music for loan. It is the second-largest sheet music lending library in the world after the one in New York, with a list of more than 80 000 titles.

Regulatory impact statement process

26/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- At first I was sceptical about the reference, as it had already been comprehensively covered by the Australian Productivity Commission inquiry in 2012 and the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission in 2011.

Committee References

26/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- On behalf of the Greens, I say that we will support the committee references moved by Mr David Davis in his motion 672. The first part is to refer to the Family and Community Development Committee the issue of social inclusion and Victorians with a disability and for the committee to report by August next year. There are six aspects with regard to that in Mr Davis's motion.

Q: 10033 Community services: child protection

14/11/2013

MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Housing (for the Minister for Community Services): In relation to Koori children in child protection:

Q: 10032 Changes in the legal aid guidelines

13/11/2013

MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation (for the Attorney-General): In relation to the changes in the legal aid guidelines that have removed legal representation for many disadvantaged people and that now provide for representation only by duty lawyers available on the day in other matters:

Q: 9935 Koori Women and the Justice System

31/10/2013

MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Corrections: In relation to the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission's report, ‘Unfinished Business: Koori Women and the Justice System'.

(1) Will Corrections Victoria implement recommendations 12-19 of the report.

Port of Hastings development

13/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- On Saturday I joined community members at Hastings to protest against plans to expand the port of Hastings as a container port and as a mooted coal export port. The protest was organised by the Westernport Peninsula Protection Council, Environment Victoria and Quit Coal.

Automotive Industry Future

13/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I am pleased to make a contribution to the debate on Mr Somyurek's motion 666, which states:

That this house calls on the Abbott federal government to immediately move to secure the future of the Australian automotive manufacturing industry, and the thousands of jobs that go with it, by announcing its commitment to coinvest in this critical industry.

Q: WorkSafe Victoria review

12/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- My question is for the Assistant Treasurer, and it is with regard to his role as the minister responsible for WorkCover. The minister would know that over the last two years I have raised by way of an adjournment matter, questions and letter many issues about bullying within WorkSafe Victoria.

Courts and Other Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

12/11/2013

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Courts and Other Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 is what we commonly call an omnibus bill. It amends several acts of Parliament. I will go through these briefly and mention to some particular amendments to which I wish to draw attention. I drew these to the attention of the minister prior to debate on the bill resuming and he is looking into them.